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Generic Changes In The Stag Beetle Tribe Aesalini (Coleoptera: Lucanidae: Aesalinae) With The Description Of Two New Species, M. J. Paulsen Jan 2018

Generic Changes In The Stag Beetle Tribe Aesalini (Coleoptera: Lucanidae: Aesalinae) With The Description Of Two New Species, M. J. Paulsen

Insecta Mundi

The status of genera and species in the stag beetle tribe Aesalini (Coleoptera: Lucanidae: Aesalinae) is revised. The Asian subgenus Zelenkaesalus Krikken, formerly included within Echinoaesalus Zelenka, is elevated to generic level based on the presence of complete ventral sulci and the form of the ocular canthus. This results in the following new combinations: Z. cechovskyi (Huang et al.), Z. gedeensis (Huang and Wu), Z. javanus (Krikken), Z. sabahensis (Zelenka), and Z. timidus (Krikken). Zelenkaesalus pazuzus Paulsen, new species, is described from the Philippines and is the first record of the subfamily for the country. A new genus Strabaesalus is ...


Feed The Future Releases Two New Sorghum Varieties In Nicaragua, Kimberly Christiansen Jul 2012

Feed The Future Releases Two New Sorghum Varieties In Nicaragua, Kimberly Christiansen

INTSORMIL Impacts and Bulletins

de Tecnologia Agropecuaria (INTA), the Collaborative Research Support Program for Sorghum, Millet and Other Grains (INTSORMIL) has released two new varieties of sorghum in Nicaragua that will be used for forage (plant material eaten by grazing livestock).

These new varieties exhibit the “brown midrib” trait (bmr), which has been used for many years by sorghum producers in the United States. The bmr trait increases the digestibility of sorghum by reducing the amount of lignin, a chemical compound found in the cell walls of plants. The more digestible sorghum is for the livestock that consume it, the higher the quality of ...


The Economic Impact Of The New Insensitive Sorghum Cultivars In The Dairy Market Of Nicaragua, Gabriel Garcia Gomez Jan 2012

The Economic Impact Of The New Insensitive Sorghum Cultivars In The Dairy Market Of Nicaragua, Gabriel Garcia Gomez

INTSORMIL Scientific Publications

This thesis estimates the benefits and returns to consumers, processors, producers and society of the new insensitive sorghum cultivars used for the dairy production in Nicaraguan. Many dairy producers also sell their grain so sorghum production is a multi-product activity.

The breeding project of INTA developed cultivars for simultaneous use in dairy and grain production. Its first release was Pinolero-1 developed during the Nicaraguan civil war. This cultivar was rapidly adopted by farmers after the end of the war in 1990. Subsequently, five more new cultivars have been released. We consider their combined effects.

Through field surveys, we calculated the ...


Report Of Nine Sorghum Flour Workshops, Report For Intsormil; Subject: “Utilization Of Cti Grinders For Small Scale Sorghum Flour Production In Central America”, Intsormil Jan 2011

Report Of Nine Sorghum Flour Workshops, Report For Intsormil; Subject: “Utilization Of Cti Grinders For Small Scale Sorghum Flour Production In Central America”, Intsormil

INTSORMIL Scientific Publications

In Nicaragua, Sorghum grain has been a crops using only for animal feed. Fortunately Scientifics have been researched about its nutritional sorghum grain properties and some of the country that they have been interested to bring the technology about sorghum flour has been Nicaragua because its growths in 3 big areas; in the north, south and west region. Now, that is knew their characteristics and others, so INTA and INTSORMIL are diffusing the technology about sorghum flour to increase the production of sorghum grain, reduce the cost production of bread and some ethnics drinks, to improve the food security and ...


Estimating The Potential Returns To Research And Development From Sorghum Value Added Products In El Salvador And Nicaragua, Jaeljattin R. Jaen Celada Jan 2011

Estimating The Potential Returns To Research And Development From Sorghum Value Added Products In El Salvador And Nicaragua, Jaeljattin R. Jaen Celada

INTSORMIL Scientific Publications

Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench is a drought tolerant crop able to adapt to hot and dry weather. It has excellent chemical and physical properties, which make it a grain of good quality for processing different types of products. This research is an impact assessment study that estimated the potential impacts of new uses of sorghum by using an equilibrium displacement model. The data used was drawn from interviews developed in July 2011.Using total quantity production, prices, prices elasticities and cost shares 8 potential market scenarios were simulated. Results between countries were similar. Thus, the analysis was applied for both ...


Examination Of Homalometron Elongatum Manter, 1947 And Description Of A New Congener From Eucinostomus Currani Zahuranec, 1980 In The Pacific Ocean Off Costa Rica, Jessica H. Parker, Stephen S. Curran, Robin M. Overstreet, Vasyl V. Tkach Jan 2010

Examination Of Homalometron Elongatum Manter, 1947 And Description Of A New Congener From Eucinostomus Currani Zahuranec, 1980 In The Pacific Ocean Off Costa Rica, Jessica H. Parker, Stephen S. Curran, Robin M. Overstreet, Vasyl V. Tkach

Faculty Publications from the Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology

Homalometron elongatum is reexamined using heat-killed material that was not subjected to pressure during fixation from Gerres cinereus collected from San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico, U.S.A. The new material is compared with some paratype specimens and differs by having a much less variable forebody length, and a median rather than submedian genital pore. Tegumental spines reportedly cover the anterior end of the body but we observed tegumental spines covering the entire body surface in both the paratype and new material. Homalometron lesliorum n. sp. is described from Eucinostomus currani from the Pacific coasts of Costa Rica and Nicaragua ...


Informe Del Comportamiento De Los Sorgos Híbridos Para Grano Del Pccmca Durante El 2008 = Performance Report Of The Hybrid Sorghums For Grain Of The Pccmca Trials During 2008, René Clará Valencia, Rafael Obando, Nury Gutiérrez, Salvador Zeledón, Rigoberto Nolasco, Alberto Morán, Norman Danilo Escoto Gudiel, Juan José Catalán, Julián Ramírez, Juan Quiñónez Jan 2009

Informe Del Comportamiento De Los Sorgos Híbridos Para Grano Del Pccmca Durante El 2008 = Performance Report Of The Hybrid Sorghums For Grain Of The Pccmca Trials During 2008, René Clará Valencia, Rafael Obando, Nury Gutiérrez, Salvador Zeledón, Rigoberto Nolasco, Alberto Morán, Norman Danilo Escoto Gudiel, Juan José Catalán, Julián Ramírez, Juan Quiñónez

INTSORMIL Scientific Publications

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Los ensayos uniformes de sorgo del PCCMCA, son el medio regionalizado para evaluar y seleccionar los mejores sorgos híbridos comerciales y pre-comerciales de las empresas productoras de semillas y programas nacionales de la región. Esta información ha sido la base para que los agricultores reciban las mejores semillas que les aseguren buena rentabilidad del cultivo.

En el 2008 este ensayo fue conformado por un total de 13 híbridos, de los cuales el CBH 8075, CBH 8076, CBH 8077 y CBH 8078, son de la empresa Cristiani Burkard; BORA, MSG 540 y MSG 541 de la empresa Monsanto; ESHG-3 del ...


Mammals Of The Cosigüina Peninsula Of Nicaragua, Hugh H. Genoways, Robert M. Timm Apr 2005

Mammals Of The Cosigüina Peninsula Of Nicaragua, Hugh H. Genoways, Robert M. Timm

Mammalogy Papers: University of Nebraska State Museum

Nicaragua’s Cosigüina Peninsula, located at the northwestern tip of the country, is one of the most poorly studied biotic regions in Central America. The peninsula has been occupied for millennia because the climate of the region supported human habitation and because of its strategic position along the rich Pacific coast. The combination of long-term occupancy by humans and the cataclysmic eruptions of Volcán Cosigüina have produced a heavily impacted landscape. During the 1960s, the University of Kansas conducted multiyear field surveys of the terrestrial mammals on the peninsula and the adjacent mainland to quantify species diversity, relationships, abundances, habitat ...


Validación De Variedades: Fotosensitivas De Sorgo En El Norte De Nicaragua, Sergio A. Cuadra C. Jul 2004

Validación De Variedades: Fotosensitivas De Sorgo En El Norte De Nicaragua, Sergio A. Cuadra C.

INTSORMIL Presentations

Objetivo General:

Desarrollar variedades de millón en condiciones agro climáticas marginales, que logren garantizar la seguridad alimentaría (humana y animal), de las familias rurales que dependen de este cultivo.

Específicos:

Identificar las variedades de millón con mejor comportamiento agronómico mediante análisis de adaptabilidad y riesgo que permitan realizar recomendaciones con criterios técnicos y cualitativos. Comparar los beneficios económicos entre las diferentes alternativas tecnológicas propuestas y la testigo.

Conclusiones y Recomendaciones

La superioridad productiva de los genotipos ES 790 y 85 SCP 805 sobre la variedad INTA Segovia (testigo) es significativa, teniendo un incremento del 20.3 y 18.8% respectivamente ...


Notes On The Biology Of The Central American Squirrel, Sciurus Richmondi, J. Knox Jones Jr., Hugh H. Genoways Jul 1971

Notes On The Biology Of The Central American Squirrel, Sciurus Richmondi, J. Knox Jones Jr., Hugh H. Genoways

Mammalogy Papers: University of Nebraska State Museum

Additional specimens of Sciurus richmondi are reported, along with comments on variation, distribution, reproduction and molt in this little known squirrel. As presently understood, S. richmondi occurs only in the Caribbean rain forests of Nicaragua. Significant secondary sexual variation in adults was found only in zygomatic breadth, in which females are the larger. Available evidence reveals that the breeding season extends at least from February to September, and suggests two seasonal molts annually.